Following in the footsteps of Jason Kidd, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Leon Powe, Cal's Allen Crabbe was voted Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, the conference announced Monday.

Junior guards Jorge Gutierrez of Cal and Jeremy Green of Stanford were named to the 10-man all-conference first team in voting done by the Pac-10 coaches. Gutierrez also was named to the league's all-defensive team for the second straight season.

Arizona sophomore Derrick Williams was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and Sean Miller was voted Coach of the Year after directing the Wildcats to the regular-season title in just his second season.

Cal junior Harper Kamp and Oregon State's Jared Cunningham, a sophomore from San Leandro High, were second-team all-conference picks. Crabbe and Stanford's Josh Owens were honorable mention selections.

Stanford's Anthony Brown and Dwight Powell joined Crabbe on the all-freshman squad.

Crabbe, a 6-foot-6 guard who averaged 16.4 points in conference play, is the seventh Cal player voted Freshman of the Year, the first since Powe in 2004.

USC senior Marcus Simmons was named Defensive Player of the Year, and Washington senior Matthew Bryan-Amaning was voted Most Improved Player.

Williams, the league's top freshman a year ago, was the sixth Arizona player honored as Pac-10 Player of the Year, the first since Jason Terry in 1999.



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